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Halo Series Shifts 65 Million Units

Halo Series Shifts 65 Million Units - News

by Craig Snow , posted on 13 July 2015 / 4,173 Views

Microsoft has revealed that the Halo series has now sold over 65 million units since Halo: Combat Evolved first released back in 2001.

GameSpot spotted the announcement at the tail-end of an article published on the Xbox Wire almost a fortnight ago which went almost completely unnoticed at the time.

Microsoft announced that the series had surpassed 60 million units sold last October, so an additional 5 million Halo games have been sold in the intervening 9 months, and with Halo 5 on the horizon it's likely that a new milestone will be announced early next year.

Halo 5: Guardians is set to release exclusively on the Xbox One this October.

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AFloatingDuck (on 13 July 2015)

Well deserved!

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jlmurph2 (on 13 July 2015)

MCC might have sold a lot more than we thought!

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darkenergy jlmurph2 (on 13 July 2015)


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cpg716 jlmurph2 (on 13 July 2015)

Cause we don't have digital. Looks like it did about 2.5 million in digital.

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Ryng jlmurph2 (on 13 July 2015)

Considering that most of vgchartz user predicted 1.5 million or even 2 million only first week................. no.

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darkenergy jlmurph2 (on 14 July 2015)

Ryng you are forgetting digital sales unless you are implying that somehow the other Halo series got a massive sales increased for no apparent reason.

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Ryng jlmurph2 (on 14 July 2015)

DarkEnergy, i don't say it sold bad, just said that most of VGChartz user overestimate this game. Some people predicted 5-6 Million ligetime...

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Rafie (on 13 July 2015)

Deserving of it. Good stuff Halo!!! Way to go!

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Puppyroach (on 13 July 2015)

Maybe some pretty impressive sales for MCC :).

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CrankyFlameBunny (on 13 July 2015)

Great series. One of the first FPS Series that I've ever played and one of my favorites.

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EspadaGrim (on 13 July 2015)

This could mean that Halo:MCC is undertracked and if so that spells good news for Halo 5 sales.

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ROBOTECHHEAVEN (on 13 July 2015)

Awesome, my favorite fps series

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Shadow1980 (on 13 July 2015)

I've contributed to about 0.0000123% of that total. I played the original Halo right after it first came out in 2001. A friend of mine bought an Xbox on a whim and got Dead or Alive 3, Project Gotham Racing, and Halo. We have been playing most GoldenEye and Perfect Dark before then, and we knew nothing about Halo, but it quickly became our new favorite game. With the exception of Halo Wars (which I borrowed from a friend; I was never a big RTS fan), I've purchased every other Halo game on day one: Halo 2, Halo 3, ODST, Halo: Reach, HCE Anniversary, Halo 4, and the MCC. Come this October when Halo 5 launches, there will be nine individual Halo releases sitting on my shelves. The only series that I own more individual releases for is Super Mario, but it has the benefit of being around for 16 years longer than Halo. To this day, Halo remains my favorite FPS series and my favorite non-Nintendo franchise. Just three and a half months until Halo 5!

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lukeperryglover Shadow1980 (on 13 July 2015)

What about Halo CE and 2 on PC? Plus Spartan Assault & Spartan Strike? ;) (I have all of them (pc & console & even the mobile ones) including halo wars....i got the limited edition of that to get one of halo 3's mythic map packs earlier :P ).

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Shadow1980 Shadow1980 (on 13 July 2015)

I'm not a PC gamer, so no PC versions of Halo 1 & 2. Haven't really gotten around to Assault & Strike yet, but then again the last time I bought a new title that was digital-only was Mega Man 10, and that was like five years ago.

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KdxlavkdX (on 13 July 2015)

Halo 5 will push the series to 70 million and more!

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Conina (on 13 July 2015)

Does my Halo MCC + ODST-DLC count as one, two or five units?

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ExplodingBlock Conina (on 13 July 2015)

Gonna say one

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lukeperryglover Conina (on 13 July 2015)

Microsoft would count it was one, since it's all part of the MCC. If you bought the original individual games, it would be 5 :P

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SilentStryker Conina (on 13 July 2015)


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